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Is the Pinellas County Commission a ‘real job?’ Mike Mikurak and Charlie Justice disagree

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Mike Mikurak is running hard to replace Charlie Justice on the Pinellas County Commission. He’s raised more than $100,000 to win the seat, including spending tens of thousands of his own money to unseat Justice. All for something Mikurak says is not a “real job.” Mikurak’s statement came Thursday during a visit both made to the Tiger’s Den during a luncheon of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club. Both candidates were asked where they stand on term limits. Justice, a Democrat,…

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NFL has some little-known rules and regulations

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Thanks to Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright and back judge Greg Wilson, football fans now know all about the obscure NFL rule known as the “illegal bat.” The Seahawks received a big break when a flag wasn’t thrown on Wright for batting Calvin Johnson‘s fumble out of the back of the end zone for a touchback after Kam Chancellor knocked it loose just shy of the goal line. The Lions (0-4) never got the ball at the 1 like they should…

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Angela Rouson arrives in your mailbox

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Fresh off her impressive performance at Tiger Bay, Angela Rouson sent out this direct mail-piece to St. Petersburg voters: There’s a lot to like with this mailpiece, although it leaves me wanting more information about Rouson. The duo-toning throughout is a smart move, although I wonder if it was an attempt to make the voter forget that Angela is black. Still, the picture on the cover is fantastic. It reminds voters that Angela is the wife of popular state representative…

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Monday’s Mayor’s Race Update: The Consultant Primary

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Before the first campaign donation is even made, the candidates for Mayor of St. Petersburg are engaged in a primary in which there are no votes, although there are certainly winners and losers. I’m talking about the competition to secure the few high-profile political consultants working in the Bay area. The Times reports that three campaigns have hired managers/consultants to run their campaigns. If the newspaper is the judge of this race, then Scott Wagman has “won” the consultant primary,…

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